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U-pick strawberries • U-pick raspberries • Fresh donuts 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM starting Saturday, June 25 • Lemonade and slushies • Local honey, syrup, and potted plants including herbs, flowers, and tomatoes • Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM rain or shine • Closed Mondays • COVID protocols = (1) All farm stand staff are fully vaccinated, (2) Masks are not required, (3) We recommend that everyone practice social distancing in the farm stand area and that non-vaccinated people wear masks at the farm stand • Drive carefully when approaching and leaving the farm on Trumansburg Road • Drive slowly on the farm • NO DOGS in the strawberry patch • Thank you for being mostly good and pretty nice
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DEAR FARMKETEERS, did you see the Strawberry Moon last week? Ever since scientists proved that astrology is more scientific than astronomy, we have looked to the Strawberry Moon to forecast our yield — always 9 days after the pink orb in the night sky, we get a whopper of croppage. This year, too.
PLEASE COME PICK STRAWBERRIES NOW! The recent heat pumped up the patch. Ask at the farm stand for a map to the new 2022 strawberry fields.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOR NOW. The fields are marked “Strawberry Fields FOREVER” even though they move every couple years. But so does the sign. So it’s always right. Like astrology.
PICK RASPBERRIES NOW TOO! The summer raspberry crop is just beginning. There is a main patch and another patch and another spot along a fenceline. Please ask at the stand for directions, or try a-wandering in the spirit of the planets – after all planet comes from old-time Greek for wanderer
FRESH DONUTS = STARTING SATURDAY. To be served 6 days a week 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Yes, as of this Saturday, the Mark 2 Donut Robot will be churning out fresh fried rings of fructotic splendor – sprinkled, if you like, with cinnamon sugar. “A sprinkle of sin, sugar,” is all you have to say. No donuts on Mondays, when the Mark 2 Donut Robot observes its Cyborg Sabbath, which has been extended to the whole farm crew in 2022, per below.
CLOSED MONDAYS FOR R&R – RESTOCKING AND RECOVERY. Except for a few Monday holidays, when – in backwards fashion – we’ll be open. Consult your weekly Fresh Crop Alerts for emergent holiday data. Please observe this new Monday Sabbath with us as the ‘Creek will be closed completely, including u-pick operations, the farm stand, even the playground and picnic spots. The phone will ring and crickets will answer. It will be quiet time for farmers, though we’ll be quietly industrious, preparing for your Tuesday visits. Thank you very much.
FARM RULE #27: NO DOGS IN THE BERRY PATCH. ‘Nuff said? Ruff ruff. Especially your dog who is definitely the cutest and friendliest and never pees on plants.
NEW THIS YEAR – POTTED HERBS, FLOWERS, TOMATOES. Get them at the farm stand while they last. Start your own ‘Creek. Send us a newsletter. We’ll come picking and cidering and donutting and herbing.
NEW BUS STOP = INDIAN CREEK! Take your public transportation right to your u-pick destination. TCAT has moved the bus stop to directly in front of the farm, so anyone can take the #21 from town to our doorstep. You want to avoid using the #14, which ends at the hospital requiring a walk on the highway. Be safe!
DRIVE SAFELY! We have witnessed several terrible, high-speed collisions on Route 96 by the farm in recent years. Please approach the farm carefully, exit the farm carefully, and drive slowly when you are on the farm!
A Drivers Education
Entering from Ithaca
Indian Creek Farm is 1/2 mile north of the Cayuga Medical Center traffic light. We are on the left, just after the Dubois Road intersection, as you come over the rise. The entrance comes up quickly.
There is no need to increase speed to 55 MPH. Stay slow to keep the cars behind you slow.
Use your left TURN SIGNAL well before the turn. We have watched people stop to turn into the farm without using their signal.
While on Farm
Please drive slowly. There is no hurry. You are on vacation while on the farm. There are kids and folks of all ages walking around the farm. Take it easy.
Do not pull out if you can even see a car coming. Assume the car is speeding and that you will get hit.
Be patient, an opening will come.
Love to y’all. Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.